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F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context

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Gretchen Comba, Cathy Barks, James L. W. West, III, Bryant Mangum, Kirk Curnutt, William Blazek, Ronald Berman, Jackson R. Bryer, Ruth Prigozy, Joel Kabot, Deborah Davis Schlacks, Pearl James, Edward Gillin, James H. Meredith, Linda Wagner-Martin, James Nagel, Michael Nowlin, Linda Patterson Miller, Linda De Roche, Peter Hays, Suzanne del Gizzo, Heidi M. Kunz, Kate Drowne, Jarom McDonald, Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Philip McGowan, Robert Beuka, Anthony J. Berret, Walter Raubicheck, Steven Goldleaf, Lauren Rule Maxwell, Doni M. Wilson, Deborah Clarke, Christopher Ames, Bonnie Shannon McMullen, Richard Godden, Michael K. Glenday, Richard Fine, Laura Rattray, Gail D. Sinclair, Robert Sklar
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107009196

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  • The fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald serves as a compelling and incisive chronicle of the Jazz Age and Depression Era. This collection explores the degree to which Fitzgerald was in tune with, and keenly observant of, the social, historical, and cultural contexts of the 1920s and 1930s. Original essays from forty international scholars survey a wide range of critical and biographical scholarship published on Fitzgerald, examining how it has evolved in relation to critical and cultural trends. The essays also reveal the micro-contexts that have particular relevance for Fitzgerald's work – from the literary traditions of naturalism, realism, and high modernism to the emergence of youth culture and prohibition, early twentieth-century fashion, architecture and design, and Hollywood – underscoring the full extent to which Fitzgerald internalized the world around him.

    • Demonstrates the degree to which Fitzgerald embraced, internalized and came to embody the various social and cultural contexts of the 1920s and 1930s
    • Wide-ranging and accessibly written, the collection features original essays from 40 international Fitzgerald scholars
    • Considers micro-contexts relevant to Fitzgerald's work, including naturalism, realism, the emergence of youth culture, fashion and Hollywood
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    "Forty essays, a helpful chronology of Fitzgerald’s works and milieu, a rich bibliography of relevant criticism and biography, and strong work by both established and emerging critical voices - Bryant Mangum’s F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context is the kind of collection we need. Throughout, it reads smoothly and effectively like a literary-cultural biography; its focused, topical essays cover myriad aspects of Fitzgerald’s life, work, and times. … Any student or teacher-scholar looking to do serious work on Fitzgerald should read this book. … [It] is both rich and versatile …"
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Review

    "Meticulous and impressively broad in scope and context, this collection offers informative yet entertaining insight into virtually every aspect of Fitzgerald's life, work, development and influences …These essays should be required reading for seminar classes featuring Fitzgerald. For that matter, anyone interested in Fitzgerald would do well to read the book in its entirely or choose at random from the interesting offerings … Highly recommended. All readers."
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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107009196
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 147 x 43 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    List of abbreviations
    Preface
    Chronology Gretchen Comba
    Part I. Life and Works (1896–Present):
    1. Biography Cathy Barks
    2. Interpreting Fitzgerald's ledger James L. W. West, III
    3. Letters Bryant Mangum
    4. Literary style Kirk Curnutt
    5. Literary influences William Blazek
    6. Intellectual influences Ronald Berman
    7. Contemporary critical reception Jackson R. Bryer
    8. The Fitzgerald revival Ruth Prigozy
    Part II. An Author's Formation (1896–1920):
    9. Buffalo and Syracuse, New York Joel Kabot
    10. St Paul, Minnesota, St Paul Academy, and St Paul Academy now and then Deborah Davis Schlacks
    11. A Catholic boyhood: Newman School and The Newman News, and Monsignor Cyril Sigourney Webster Fay Pearl James
    12. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University, and The Nassau Literary Magazine Edward Gillin
    13. World War I James H. Meredith
    14. Marriage to Zelda Sayre Linda Wagner-Martin
    15. Fitzgerald's southern narrative: the Tarleton, Georgia stories Bryant Mangum
    Part III. Jazz Age Literary and Artistic Movements (1918–29):
    16. American literary realism James Nagel
    17. Naturalism and high modernism Michael Nowlin
    18. Avant-garde trends Linda Patterson Miller
    Part IV. Historical and Social Contexts in the Jazz Age (1918–29):
    19. Prohibition Linda De Roche
    20. Class structure Peter Hays
    21. Ethnic stereotyping Suzanne del Gizzo
    22. Gender in the Jazz Age Heidi M. Kunz
    23. Post-war flappers Kate Drowne
    24. Youth culture Jarom McDonald
    25. American expatriates in France Elisabeth Bouzonviller
    Part V. Popular and Material Culture in the Jazz Age (1918–29):
    26. Popular literary tastes Philip McGowan
    27. Magazines Robert Beuka
    28. Broadway melodies Anthony J. Berret
    29. Stage and screen entertainment Walter Raubicheck and Steven Goldleaf
    30. Consumer culture and advertising Lauren Rule Maxwell
    31. Fashion Doni M. Wilson
    32. Transportation Deborah Clarke
    33. Parties Christopher Ames
    34. Architecture and design Bonnie Shannon McMullen
    Part VI. The Depression Era (1929–40):
    35. The Crash and the aftermath Richard Godden
    36. The Great Depression Michael K. Glenday
    37. The writer in Hollywood Richard Fine
    38. The Golden Age of Hollywood Laura Rattray
    39. Hollywood and the gossip columnists Gail D. Sinclair
    40. Heroes and Hollywood Robert Sklar
    Further reading.

  • Editor

    Bryant Mangum, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Bryant Mangum is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context, he is the editor of Modern Library's The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is also author of A Fortune Yet: Money in the Art of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Stories. His essays have appeared in Resources for American Literary Study, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual, The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald, New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Neglected Stories, and many other books and journals.

    Contributors

    Gretchen Comba, Cathy Barks, James L. W. West, III, Bryant Mangum, Kirk Curnutt, William Blazek, Ronald Berman, Jackson R. Bryer, Ruth Prigozy, Joel Kabot, Deborah Davis Schlacks, Pearl James, Edward Gillin, James H. Meredith, Linda Wagner-Martin, James Nagel, Michael Nowlin, Linda Patterson Miller, Linda De Roche, Peter Hays, Suzanne del Gizzo, Heidi M. Kunz, Kate Drowne, Jarom McDonald, Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Philip McGowan, Robert Beuka, Anthony J. Berret, Walter Raubicheck, Steven Goldleaf, Lauren Rule Maxwell, Doni M. Wilson, Deborah Clarke, Christopher Ames, Bonnie Shannon McMullen, Richard Godden, Michael K. Glenday, Richard Fine, Laura Rattray, Gail D. Sinclair, Robert Sklar

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